URGENT HELP IS NEEDED

Our Dai Church in Burien has requested assistance from our conference churches for immediate humanitarian aid for their families who have been forced to flee the town of Mindat, Chin State in Myanmar.

Last week the military violently occupied the town and killed, arrested, or forced all men in the city to flee into the jungles. Communication with those who are living in this area is sporadic and medical and basic living necessities (food, water, etc.) is extremely limited.

Our Dai Church has identified a channel by which they can get these items to their people but need help financially to purchase them. They have set a goal of $15,000 to send by early June (THE NEED IS IMMMEDIATE). They are committed to raise $5000 from their own congregation and have asked the conference to join with them for the remaining $10,000 ($50 will provide for a family of 4 for two weeks).

The conference will be giving a special humanitarian grant through the Board of Cross-Cultural Outreach, but all of our conference churches are invited to join us in this need.

While money is needed, prayer for these brothers and sisters in their time of need and suffering is absolutely necessary. Please join with us as we reach out to God on their behalf.


To make a donation, click the button below and select Pacific Conference, then Cross-Cultural Outreach.

Cross Cultural Outreach

Our purpose is to help each local church participate in missions both locally and globally.

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The Power of Five

Listed below are five things you can do in five minutes or less for missions. ready….set…GO!


1 ASK to have a missionary or mission group highlighted in your church announcements/bulletin for extra prayer.

 

2 READ this great article about how to encourage a missionary. (https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/10-ways-to-encourage-a-missionary)

 

3 REPLY to the next ministry update you receive from a missionary – just a few sentences to tell them specifically what you enjoyed hearing about or found interesting.

 

4 SEND a card or a gift package to a missionary kid. Let them know they are remembered too!

 

5 SET UP A LOOSE CHANGE JAR to collect coins with your family.Donate the contents the next time a missionary speaks at your church, or send the amount electronically as a special donation.


We hope each local church will fulfill Jesus' words...


"But you will receive power

when the Holy spirit comes on you;

and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,

and in all Judea and Samaria,

and to the end of the earth."

Acts 1:8


PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS:

The Pacific Conference has a strong missions heritage and partners with a number of mission organizations, working both locally and internationally.


Evangelical Church Missions (ECM)
   Web - theevangelicalchurch.com
   Email - ecmissions@usfamily.net
   Phone - 503 342 3588

CityTeam Missions (Portland)
   Web - cityteam.org/portland
   Email - portland@cityteam.org
   Phone - 503 231 9334

Hope Teams International
   Web -  hopeteams.org
   Email - info@hopeteams.org
   Phone - 503 974 9549

OMS International
   Web -  omsinternational.org
   Email - omsnw@comcast.net
   Phone - 503 990 1584

WGM  (World Gospel Mission)
   Web - wgm.org
   Email - mark.purkey@wgm.org
   Phone - 503 654 4603

Wycliffe
   Web - wycliffe.org
   Email - bart_maley@wycliffe.org


RESOURCES

We encourage all Evangelicals to tithe their retirement years! On average, Americans live for 18 years following retirement. We are challenging each of us to spend one year volunteering on an international mission field and another year ministering locally, in our community but outside the church. The following brochure can be used as a conversation-starter within small groups or Sunday School classes, to facilitate and encourage discussion regarding investing one's retirement.

 

Click here for a PDF of the Missions Brochure on tithing your retirement.

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In our desire to experience more people being called as missionaries, we have developed a grant to assist those who are prayerfully considering missions as a career. This grant is designed to assist them in visiting the mission field, with the purpose of confirming a "call to missions".



Click here for a PDF of the Grant for Potential Missionaries.

Board of Cross-Cultural Outreach

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  • Steve Briner

    Home Church: First Evangelical Church (Vancouver, WA)

    Favorite Kingdom Work: I love taking kids on hikes and opening up the Psalms outdoors.

    Day Job: Lead Pastor

  • Benjamin Duarte

    Home Church: Iglesia Evangelica Hispana de Woodburn (Woodburn, OR)

    Favorite Kingdom Work: I am blessed to be part of the Pacific Conference and to work with the Board of CCO.

    Day Job: Lead Pastor

  • Victoria Henderson

    Home Church: Albany Evangelical Church (Albany, OR)

    Favorite Kingdom Work: I love going on a mission trip to Honduras every Christmastime.

    Day Job: Aspiring Writer

  • Suzanne Warren

    Home Church: Valley View Evangelical Church (Clackamas, OR)

    Favorite Kingdom Work: I love working with the team on the Board of Cross-Cultural Outreach.

    Day Job: Missionary with One Mission Society

  • Wayne Schock, Director

    Home Church: Oregon City Evangelical Church (Oregon City, OR)

    Favorite Kingdom Work: I enjoy connecting with people (teach Sunday School, lead small group, etc.)

    Day Job: Director of Cross-Cultural Outreach

  • Paul Marquez

    Home Church: Woodburn Evangelical Church (Woodburn, OR)

    Favorite Kingdom Work: I enjoy motorcycle rides with the men of my church.

    Day Job: Lead Pastor